Alcoholism most-wide spread addiction in Serbia

Alcoholism most-wide spread addiction in Serbia

Alcoholism most-wide spread addiction in Serbia Izvor: Morgue File

Alcoholism is the most wide-spread addiction in Serbia but Internet dependency is on the rise and will be dominant within five years, the head of an addiction treatment clinic warned.

There are between 200,000 and 300,000 alcoholics in Serbia and up 400,000 more with some form of alcohol abuse problems, Doctor Ivica Mladenovic told meeting on psychology organized by the Hemofarm foundation.  

The doctor, who heads the Dependency Clinic at the Mental Health Institute, said that gambling is the second most wide-spread addiction.

 Mladenovic warned that Internet dependency is not seen as a problem at global level even though it is on the rise.

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